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Gail Carriger - Waistcoats ​& Weaponry
Sophronia ​continues her second year at finishing school in style – with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what--or who--they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos and she must decide where her loyalties lie, once and for all.

Gail Carriger - The ​Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
A ​short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat? In this short story, New York Times Bestselling Author Gail Carriger uses her comedic voice to delve into the history of one of her most beloved characters. If you have ever wondered about Alexia's father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures and character. This story was first published in The Book of the Dead, a Jurassic London anthology. 8,300 words.

Gail Carriger - Blameless
Quitting ​her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead. While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.

Gail Carriger - Imprudence
London ​is in chaos. Rue and the crew of The Spotted Custard returned from India with revelations that shook the foundations of the scientific community. There is mass political upheaval, the vampires are tetchy, and something is seriously wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue’s best friend Primrose keeps getting engaged to the most inappropriate military types. Rue has got personal problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue’s beginning to suspect what they all really are… is frightened. When the Custard is ordered to Egypt, transporting some highly unusual passengers, Rue’s problems go from personal to impossible. Can she get Percy to stop sulking? Will she find the true cause of Primrose’s lovesickness? And what is Quesnel hiding in the boiler room?

Gail Carriger - Rem - Soulless ​- The Manga 2.
Alexia ​Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

Gail Carriger - Heartless
Lady ​Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?

Gail Carriger - Changeless
Alexia ​Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

Gail Carriger - Romancing ​the Inventor
Imogene ​Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry? This is a stand-alone LBGTQ sweet romance set in Gail Carriger's Parasolverse, full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea. Delicate Sensibilities? This story contains women pleasing women and ladies who know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisite detail. Supernatural Society novellas can be read in any order.

Gail Carriger - Changeless ​- Változatlan
Alexia ​Tarabotti több okból sem élhet komolyabb társasági életet. Elsősorban azért, mert nincs lelke. Alexia Maccon, Woolsey grófnéja a kora esti órákban arra ébred, hogy férje - akinek, mint minden rendes farkasembernek, illedelmesen aludnia kellene - teli torokból ordít mellette. Később el is tűnik, egyedül hagyva Alexiát, akinek így egymaga kell megbirkóznia a küszöbén táborozó természetfeletti regimenttel, űzött szellemek seregével és Viktória királynő haragjával. Ám Alexia fel van fegyverezve a legújabb divat szerint készült napernyőjével és harapós modorának egész arzenáljával. Még amikor a nyomozása Skóciába, a rusnya mellények honába sodorja, akkor is résen áll, feltérképezi a farkasfalka belső dinamikáját, ahogy csak egy lélektelen képes rá. Sőt arra is tud időt szakítani, hogy megkeresse elkóborolt férjét - ha akarja.

Gail Carriger - Soulless
Alexia ​Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

Gail Carriger - Timeless
Alexia ​Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle. Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

Gail Carriger - Rem - Soulless ​- The Manga 1.
Alexia ​Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

Gail Carriger - Szívtelen
A ​lélektelen Lady Alexia Maccon ismét alaposan felforgatja Londont... Ezúttal azonban nem a saját hibájából szakadt a nyakába a baj. Amikor egy őrült kísértet megfenyegeti a királynőt, Alexia veszi kezébe az ügyet - és a nyomok a férje sötét múltjába vezetnek. Mindezt megtetézi a húga (döbbenetes!) csatlakozása a szüfrazsett-mozgalomhoz, Madame Lefoux legújabb találmánya és tarajos zombisülök áradata -- Alexiának arra sem marad ideje, hogy saját előrehaladott terhességével foglalkozzék. Vajon sikerül rájönnie, ki akarja megölni a királynőt, mielőtt túl késő lenne? Megint a vámpírok szervezkednek, vagy az áruló ezúttal farkasbundát visel? És egészen pontosan micsoda fészkelte be magát Lord Akeldama második legjobb szekrényébe? "Gail Carriger újra megcsinálta! Biztonsággal kijelenthetem, hogy a Napernyő Protektorátus az örök kedvenc sorozataim egyike. Maga a tiltott gyönyörűség." - _Lu (Sugar & Snark) Goodreads_ "Amikor befejeztem, csak ültem vidáman és elégedetten, mintha a világban minden a helyén volna. (...) Gail könyvei mindig könnyedek, viccesek és rózsaszínek, mindezt a lehető legjobb értelemben. Mindig így érzem magam tőlük, ezért lett ő az egyik kedvenc íróm." - _Lanala, Goodreads_

Gail Carriger - Etiquette ​& Espionage
It's ​one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality. But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school. First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe

Gail Carriger - Soulless ​- Lélektelen
Alexia ​Tarabotti több okból sem élhet komolyabb társasági életet. Elsősorban azért, mert nincs lelke. Másodsorban azért, mert vénkisasszony, apja pedig talán, ráadásul már meg is halt. Harmadiknak feltétlenül meg kell említenünk a vámpírt, aki az illemszabályokat semmibe véve, bárdolatlan módon lerohanja őt. De hogyan tovább? Alexia kilátásai nem túl rózsásak, mivel véletlenül megöli támadóját, majd rögtön színre lép a szörnyű Lord Maccon (a nagyhangú, lompos öltözetű, de jóvágású farkasember), hogy Viktória királynő nevében fényt derítsen a haláleset körülményeire. Míg bizonyos vámpírok váratlanul felbukkannak, mások ugyanilyen váratlanul tűnnek el, és közben mindenki Alexiára mutogat. Vajon ki tudja nyomozni, mi zajlik London legfelsőbb köreiben? Hasznosnak bizonyul-e lélektelen mivolta, amely semlegesíti a természetfeletti erőket, vagy csak felbosszantja ezek gazdáit? És a legfőbb kérdés: ki az igazi ellenség, és van-e nála melasztorta? "Meglehet, hogy Alexia Tarabottiban nincs lélek, azonban a könyvben annál több van!" Metamor City "A polipokra soha senki nem ad magyarázatot. De ez is része a varázslatnak." smartygirl

Gail Carriger - Curtsies ​& Conspiracies
_Does ​one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?_ Sophronia's first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy (won't Mumsy be surprised?). Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners. Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers' quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship's boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot--one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card. In this sequel to bestselling author Gail Carriger's YA debut Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail's distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

Gail Carriger - Rem - Soulless ​- The Manga 3.
Quitting ​her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.

Gail Carriger - Prudence
When ​Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Crumpet and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis and an embarrassing lack of bloomers, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?

Gail Carriger - Manners ​& Mutiny
When ​a dastardly Pickleman plot comes to fruition, only Sophronia can save her friends, her school, and all of London...but at what cost? Our proper young heroine puts her training and skills to the test in this highly anticipated conclusion of the rousing, intriguing, and always polished New York Times bestselling Finishing School series!

Gail Carriger - Blameless ​- Szégyentelen
A ​szezon botránya – Lady Maccon elhagyta a férjét, és visszaköltözött rémes családjához! Viktória királynő elbocsátja Alexiát az árnyékkormányból, és az egyetlen személy, aki bármiféle magyarázattal szolgálhatna – Lord Akeldama – váratlanul elhagyja a várost. Mindennek tetejébe Alexiára gyilkos gépkaticák támadnak, jelezve (ahogy azt csak a katicák képesek), hogy immár London minden vámpírja igencsak érdekelt Lady Maccon meglehetősen alapos halálában. Mindeközben Lord Maccon szeszben pácolja magát, Lyall professzor pedig kétségbeesetten igyekszik összefogni a Woolsey-falkát. Alexia végül elmenekül Angliából, és meg sem áll Itáliáig, hogy megkeresse a titokzatos templomosokat. Csak ők tudnak eleget a természeten túliakról ahhoz, hogy feltárják előtte növekvő mértékben terhes állapotának titkait. Csakhogy ők még a vámpíroknál is rosszabbak lehetnek – és pestót hordanak maguknál. Szédítően szellemes történet! "Carriger briliánsan nyit a viktoriánus románc, a kicsavart társadalmi komédia és az alternatív történelem keverékével..." _PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - KIEMELT ÉRTÉKELÉS_

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